Whit Ellerman, a former federal prosecutor, has over thirty years of experience handling white collar criminal defense matters and government investigations.
He represented Fortune 500 companies, high-ranking public officials, and corporate executives throughout the nation in complex criminal cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, fraud and corruption, antitrust, export control and sanctions, environmental, and other federal criminal statutes. He also assists clients in designing, customizing, and implementing comprehensive compliance programs.
Mr. Ellerman is the cofounder of a litigation boutique in Washington, DC. Prior to that, he was the head of the litigation department and the co-head of the white collar defense practice for the Washington, DC, office of a large international law firm. He served as an Assistant US Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1996 through 2000.
He is a former chairman of the White Collar Crime Committee for the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the past chairman of the Advisory Committee on Admissions and Grievances for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the former co-chair of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Institution Fraud/Money Laundering and the Patriot Act.
Mr. Ellerman served on the editorial advisory boards of Bloomberg BNA’s Criminal Law Reporter and Law360’s White Collar. He has been recognized as a leading white collar lawyer in Washington by “Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyer’s.”
Ellerman Enzinna, 2016-present
Katten Muchin Rosenman, 2009-2016
Hunton & Williams, 2006-2009
Janis Schuelke & Wechsler, 1992-1996, 2000-2006
US Department of Justice, 1996-2000
Assistant US Attorney
Wiley, Rein & Fielding, 1991-1992
Latham & Watkins, 1988-1991
Member of the District of Columbia and Virginia bars
Areas of Expertise
University of Virginia School of Law
University of Virginia
US Attorney’s Special Achievement Award, 1998
Virginia Law Review, Special Projects Editor, 1987-1988